Three Silver Award Girl Scouts from Aurora delivered developmentally appropriate toys and activities for toddlers /preschoolers receiving early intervention support to the STARS Early Learning Center in Commerce City on Friday, March 8, 2019. STARS is part of Adams County School District 14. Along with the toys (blocks, bubbles, books, etc.), Girl Scouts developed a booklet with tips on how to use the toys to build communication and play skills. The Girl Scouts worked with therapists from Developmental Pathways to specifically choose these activities and toys, some of which were purchased using money earned as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Through this project, the girls will earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor for middle school Girl Scouts.
After hearing about the Girl Scouts’ project, Colorado Governor Jared Polis asked to join the girls to congratulate and thank them for their efforts to make our world a better place. Sadly, Governor Polis had a change of plans at the last minute and was unable to join the Girl Scouts. However, the girls were still excited to deliver their project. They also toured the center, learning first-hand the impact their project will have on the lives of toddlers/preschoolers in the Adams 14 School District.